Nostalgic cityscape is left in the south and the old and new culture crosses the castle town of Hideyoshi where the old and new cultures cross. In the northern part of the city "Nagahama city" where you can meet nature such as rural·mountain village landscapes around the largest freshwater lake "Lake Biwa". We opened a share house for inbound in a small village in such northern Shiga Prefecture. Our house is in a nostalgic village close to Nagahama city. the castle town. whese old and new japanese culture meet. We opened the shared house in the northen part of shiga for japanese and foreigners to come together. Our house is surrouded by nature such as mountains and the largest lake in japan
“Only one night, on the first day I arrived late and I could not meet the owner Mayumi, but when I saw the messages of past guests in the inn hall, I lost the opportunity to talk with interesting people I regretted that. Fortunately, before leaving the next morning, Mayumi came to the coffee ceremony and talked for a short while. I recommend it because it is a very comfortable hotel and the owner is bright.”
【2 pax】 Guest House “Warakuan” is a 100 year old Machiya House, renovated to be a convenient yet nostalgic guest house, located close to Heian Shrine. The guest room is a tatami room with simple Japanese furniture and washi lighting. The toilet and shower room is shared. Meals are not included, but there are many restaurants around the guest house. The facilities include Wi-Fi, air conditioner, a fan, a rack for hanging clothes, slippers and Double size bedding (sometime 2 single size bedding). It is also possible to add a single mattress for free. Please tell us when you wish. Shared facilities include a shower room and toilets that are 24 hours available, and a bar that opens from 8 AM to 8:45 PM. There is also a public bath that is 10 minutes’ walk from the guest house (closed on Thursdays). Rentals include bicycle (500 yen per day), towel (100 yen), yukata (200 yen), shared PC, cell phone charger, dryer, body soap and shampoo. Another available service is storing your luggage from 8 AM, so that you can leave your luggage and go sightseeing on the day of your arrival. Check-in time is 4 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Nearby sightseeing spots include Heian Shrine (9 mins walk); Shinnyodo Temple (15 mins walk); Nanzenji Temple (26 mins walk); Yasaka Shrine (25 mins walk); and Chionnin Temple (21 mins walk). From Kyoto Station, take Bus 206 to Kumano-Jinjya-Mae, and walk 3 minutes to “Warakuan.” A calendar was updated at 2020-04-20
“The house was indeed very old but lovely. Be prepared to snuggle at night because it could get cold. Japanese houses were not very well insulated. You can warm up with hot showers in the public bath house near by or by using the heated blanket in the living room. We enjoyed our stay. The staff was very kind and we could manage everything without knowing too much Japanese.”
Sakura River Inn 1 is a traditional Japanese apartment originally inhabited by a Geisha located directly on the banks of Takase river, overlooking of the famous walk among the cherry blossoms of Kiyamachi street. 5 minutes by walk from Pontocho, Nishiki Market, Gion and Higashiyama. 650 meters from Takashimaya Department and Marui witch is mean perfect location for shopping too. we will welcome you personally and optimize your time together advising you what to see and how to get there.
“I’ve stayed at a lot of Airbnbs over the years (have been a user for 4+ years) and have stayed in various accommodations on my own account or those of friends in over a dozen countries across Asia, Europe, Africa, and The Americas. The experience I had at the Sakura River Inn was by far the best of any Airbnb thus far. The space itself is wonderful and the location is super convenient (near restaurants, bus stops, metro, bike rentals, grocery stores, shopping, tourist sites, etc.). That said, what makes this Airbnb truly stand out is the hosts. When we arrived, Andrea was waiting for us in the unit and he took the time to personally give us a tour of the space, explaining how everything worked. Moreover, he had prepared multiple maps as well as a guide book that included things like his recommended restaurants, creative ideas for daily itineraries, and even walked us through the appropriate transit options to get us from one place to another. And if that superb service somehow wasn’t enough, he was also super responsive over chat after he had left. My father was curious about a good place to buy some local tea and so we thought to ask Andrea and not only did he respond promptly, but he provided three different options (at different price points and distances), laid out the pros and cons, and provided directions to each. This was the best of Airbnb and reminded me of why I fell in love with the platform in the first place. Solid 11/10. We had initially planned to stay only 3 nights and Andrea’s fantastic input resulted in us extending our stay by an additional 2 nights (which ended up being our favourite in Kyoto). I genuinely would not stay anywhere else.”